Monday, December 1st 2008

ECS Releases AM3 CPU Compatible Motherboard List

ECS has released a partial list of its motherboards that are ready for the upcoming 45nm desktop processors by AMD. Featured in the list, are most of ECS' AM2 and AM2+ socket motherboards based on the AMD 7-series chipsets along with those based on NVIDIA GeForce 8100a and 8200a. CPU compatibility of these existing motherboards can be expanded by means of a BIOS update. Excluded from the update notably, are the company's 7-series chipset based motherboards that use the older SB600 southbridge. For links to the supported motherboards' product pages for BIOS updates, please visit this page.
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20 Comments on ECS Releases AM3 CPU Compatible Motherboard List

#1
DrunkenMafia
Thats great but where are the cpu's :banghead: I am over waiting. :)
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#2
ShadowFold
Is it hard to code AM3 support for SB600 or are they just wanting you to buy their new boards?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: ShadowFold
Is it hard to code AM3 support for SB600 or are they just wanting you to buy their new boards?
They just want you to buy their newer boards. This is what gheySUS did too :shadedshu

On the other hand, MSI has several of its SB600 based motherboards supporting these newer processors. A southbridge has nothing to do with CPU support, really.
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#5
powerwolf
I'm surprised the A760GM isn't on that list. Hi SB710! We thought, you were dead!
But if AMD really do pair you with 8-series northbridges outside of notebooks, I shall kill you dead myself.:shadedshu
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Need more releases from Asus on more boards supporting Phenom II
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#7
suraswami
by: btarunr
ECS has released a partial list of its motherboards that are ready for the upcoming 45nm desktop processors by AMD. Featured in the list, are most of ECS' AM2 and AM2+ socket motherboards based on the AMD 7-series chipsets along with those based on NVIDIA GeForce 8100a and 8200a. CPU compatibility of these existing motherboards can be expanded by means of a BIOS update. Excluded from the update notably, are the company's 7-series chipset based motherboards that use the older SB600 southbridge. For links to the supported motherboards' product pages for BIOS updates, please visit this page.


Holy Crap! ECS bios coders are not retarded. My board is there on the list. This time they better fix the Voltage bug in their bioses.

But wait. All the AM2+ Denebs are 125W CPUs and my GF8200A doesn't support 125w officially. so is there a 95w version also coming up or ECS is just BS us? Is there a AM2+ X2 or X3 also coming up (which might fall under the 95w category)?
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#8
ShadowFold
by: suraswami
Holy Crap! ECS bios coders are not retarded. My board is there on the list. This time they better fix the Voltage bug in their bioses.

But wait. All the AM2+ Denebs are 125W CPUs and my GF8200A doesn't support 125w officially. so is there a 95w version also coming up or ECS is just BS us? Is there a AM2+ X2 or X3 also coming up (which might fall under the 95w category)?
X3's are expected to be 95w iirc :toast:
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#9
suraswami
by: ShadowFold
X3's are expected to be 95w iirc :toast:
But there are no X3 for AM2+ based on Deneb.
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#10
ShadowFold
by: suraswami
But there are no X3 for AM2+ based on Deneb.
Its Heka and they will work on AM2+ boards. Why do you think they releasing AM3 support lists for AM2+ boards? Also the lower end Denebs will be 95w too.
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#11
suraswami
by: ShadowFold
Its Heka and they will work on AM2+ boards. Why do you think they releasing AM3 support lists for AM2+ boards? Also the lower end Denebs will be 95w too.
ok now I am confused. I thought the pin layout is different for AM3 socket?
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#12
ShadowFold
by: suraswami
ok now I am confused. I thought the pin layout is different for AM3 socket?
Nope, still 940 pins.
To make it simple..
AM3 boards support AM3 ONLY and ONLY do DDR3.. May be better at OCing but who knows..
AM2+ boards support AM2/AM2+/AM3 and Only do DDR2 and no DDR3 ever
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#13
KBD
if get myself a Phenom 2 i'll be getting a Gigabyte or an MSI board, to my knowledge these 2 are the only ones that offer AM3 support for SB600 and a variety of their other boards. Asus and the rest of these a**holes wont be getting my money anytime soon.

BTW, did DFI put one out yet?
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#14
suraswami
by: KBD
if get myself a Phenom 2 i'll be getting a Gigabyte or an MSI board, to my knowledge these 2 are the only ones that offer AM3 support for SB600 and a variety of their other boards. Asus and the rest of these a**holes wont be getting my money anytime soon.

BTW, did DFI put one out yet?
Why not Biostar?
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#15
ShadowFold
by: suraswami
Why not Biostar?
Yea I will most likely go with Biostar or Foxconn my self. I would go ASUS but the ASUS 790GX doesn't look all that great compared to the cheaper foxconn/biostar boards.
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#16
KBD
by: suraswami
Why not Biostar?
because Biostar dropped support on most of their AM2+ boards, including SB600, they just want the consumer to fork over more money every time there is a socket change. thats messed up. there is no reason why they cant support all their AM2+ boards so they are no different from Asus and ECS. I dont want to support these companies and will be getting a Giga or MSI or whoever else that doesnt screw their customers.
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#17
eidairaman1
i heard the 600 SB was very problematic in Drive Performance and Stability issues plagued it, is there any truth to that (Info needed)
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#18
powerwolf
by: eidairaman1
i heard the 600 SB was very problematic in Drive Performance and Stability issues plagued it, is there any truth to that (Info needed)
I heard that too. AMD neither confirm nor deny.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: suraswami
But wait. All the AM2+ Denebs are 125W CPUs and my GF8200A doesn't support 125w officially. so is there a 95w version also coming up or ECS is just BS us? Is there a AM2+ X2 or X3 also coming up (which might fall under the 95w category)?
By "Support" they don't necessarily mean that it supports all the 45nm chips that are coming up. If yhe GF8200a isn't capable of 125W chips, in most likelihood it will only support up to 95W chips.
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#20
Disruptor4
So basically, I should buy a AM3 PII 945 BE and place it into my AM2+ board, and when I upgrade to DDR3/AM3, I already have the CPU?

Though, I upgrade every 1-2years, so maybe just get the AM2+ CPU and board that way I can get either Intel or AMD when I'm ready to upgrade again.
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